Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica

Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Kingston, Jamaica (August 21, 2020)

Location: Jamaica, countrywide

Event: Jamaican general elections are planned for Thursday, September 3, 2020.  You should remain vigilant while moving about the country as the election draws near.  Political gatherings and rallies could lead to traffic disruptions.  Large gatherings and crowds can be unpredictable and present opportunities for criminals as well as the spread of COVID-19.  You should also be aware that the colors orange, green, and yellow are politically significant and may incite a reaction if worn in public.

Actions to Take:

  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Avoid large gatherings and crowds.
  • Exercise caution if unexpectedly in the vicinity of large gatherings or protests.
  • Monitor local media for updates.
  • Keep a low profile. 

Assistance: